Taking to Instagram, the 55-year-old refused to apologise for his actions, insisting that he believes in ‘the defence of free speech and the right to express honestly held opinions’.
He said: “To all my supporters, I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks. (To all my haters, whatever.) It has been an extraordinary week for me, for Britain, for our monarchy and for our future.
“Those of you that know me well enough know that, despite my many faults, I’m always willing to stand my ground for the things that I think matter most. My fervent opposition to the Iraq War led to my demise from the Daily Mirror. My outspoken views on the insanity of American gun laws led to the end of my time at CNN. And now I’ve lost my job at Good Morning Britain because I chose not to apologise for disbelieving Meghan Markle’s claims in her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“I thus became the latest ‘victim’ of the cancel culture that is permeating our country, every minute, of every hour, of every day. Though of course, I consider myself to be neither a victim nor actually cancelled.
“However, I do believe the defence of free speech and the right to express honestly held opinions, is the most important issue of my career, and the most important issue in British society.”
The journalist went on to encourage his fans and followers to purchase a copy of his book, ‘Wake Up’.
He wrote: “If you’d like to show your support for me, please order a copy of my book ‘Wake Up’ on Amazon (link in bio). It’s less than a tenner, and I didn’t write it to make more money but because the very foundations of democracy, built upon freedom of expression, freedom of thought and freedom of speech, are under attack like never before and must be defended.
“It is a privilege to live in a democracy, and it is a privilege to be British. As I said when I left GMB, the right to free speech is a hill worth dying on. So, have a read, and if you like it, give it to one of your friends.”
Following the controversial Oprah Winfrey interview, Morgan said he didn’t ‘believe a word’ Markle had to say as she opened up about experiencing suicidal thoughts.
“I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she said,” he ranted. “Who did you go to? What did they say to you? I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report.”
This resulted in Ofcom receiving over 40,000 complaints.